'rice and beans' on Serious Eats

Gallopinto (Nicaraguan Rice and Beans)

Rice and beans are served at every single meal in Nicaragua. It's either rice and beans, or riceandbeans, otherwise known as gallopinto ("red rooster," though friends and I used to call it "painted rooster" due to odd translations and plain old foolishness). The name alludes to the color of the mixture of white rice and small red kidney beans, which mirrors that of the king of the coop. More

Dinner Tonight: Senegalese Rice and Peas

It's humble food, but delicious. Though I substituted regular long-grain rice for the Senegalese red variety, and couldn't find palm oil, which also apparently gives this dish a vibrant red color, I still liked the result. The pungent flavor comes from a puree of onion, habanero, and fish sauce--only recommended for those who don't mind the taste of fish sauce, but I found it unexpectedly delicious. Another version of rice and beans to the repertoire. More

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